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    Thursday, May 29, 2008

    No more public smoking in Sharjah

    From the Khaleej Times article

    "...The Sharjah Municipality yesterday announced a ban on smoking in public places from June 1..."

    The places where smoking will be prohibited include buses, taxis, public rest rooms, amusement centres, hospitals and health facilities, waiting areas in facilities, hotels, hotel apartments, enclosed shopping malls, restaurants and coffee shops, enclosed entertainment places like cinemas and theatres, enclosed parking spaces, stores, exhibition areas, beauty and hair-cutting salons, health clubs and assembly halls and conference rooms.

    Violation of the ban will attract fines of Dh1,000 for individuals and Dh10,000 to Dh20,000 for establishments like hotels and salons that allow smoking.

    The civic body will instal signboards in public areas where smoking is banned which will display a telephone number on which people can report violation by anybody...."

    Read the full article


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